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At the edge of the final frontier.

Summary

Cardassian agents covertly return to Bajor to retrieve an ancient artifact hidden when the occupation came to an end. When touched, the artifact emits waves of temporal distortion, creating disturbances across the Federation and alerting the artifact's creators, an ancient race eager to reclaim what was once their most feared weapon.

Characters

Benjamin SiskoKira NerysMiles O'BrienQuarkJake SiskoJulian BashirJadzia DaxHikaru SuluDukatKeiko O'BrienRomPelekTartekMalbretBenjamin MaxwellWill KaydenKhan Noonien SinghGaius Julius CaesarCurzon DaxZekMornSebarr

Unnamed

unnamed Cardassiansunnamed USS Rutledge personnelunnamed Deep Space 9 personnelunnamed USS Defiant (NX-74205) personnel

References

Starships and vehicles

Cardassian shuttlecraftDanube-classUSS Defiant (Defiant-class) • drill driverGalor-classKarg starshiprunaboutUSS Rutledge (New Orleans-class) • USS Saratoga (Miranda-class)

Locations

Planetary 
GaulSan FranciscoTroy
Outposts and stations 
Deep Space 9
Planets and planetoids 
BajorCardassia
Stars and star systems 
Wolf 359

Races and cultures

BajoranCardassianHortaHumanKargTrillsymbiont

States and organizations

Cardassian GuardCardassian UnionKarg EmpireKlingon EmpireObsidian OrderRoman Empire

Materials and substances

chronitonDNAnoreppergiumuridium

Ranks and titles

captainchiefcommanderdictatrixgeneralgrand nagusgullieutenantlieutenant commandersupreme commandervedek

Weapons and technology

cloaking devicedeflector shieldCardassian disruptorplasma generatorphasershieldssonic drilltemporal disruptortransporterwarp drive

Events

Eugenics WarsFederation-Cardassian WarOccupation of Bajor

Other

agrobiologydollardoughnuthellmoonplasmaradiationsculpturetemporal distortiontimevole

Timeline

Includes alternate timelines.
Ancient Rome
Julius Caesar declares himself dictator of the Roman Empire, as witnessed by timeshifted Bashir.
27 October, 1995 
Khan declares victory over the civilized world, as witnessed by timeshifted Sisko.
Late-23rd or early-24th century
Captain Hikaru Sulu becomes the lover of timeshifted Keiko Ishikawa-O'Brien.
2350s
Miles O'Brien is timeshifted and finds himself a commander in the first Cardassian War under the command of Captain Ben Maxwell.
2369
During the Cardassian withdrawal, miners discover the temporal device. They seal the mine intending to recover it later.
2371
The O'Briens visit a camp on Bajor near the abandoned mine. Gul Tartek's team lands nearby.

Information

  • This story did not explicitly state a time frame for the primary, unaltered chain of events, however, it seems to have taken place in 2371, sometime after Sisko was promoted to captain, but before the arrival of Worf on the station in early 2372.
  • The artist depicted two of Bajor's moons in some panels but it wasn't specified which of Bajor's multiple moons these were.

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